PARIS21 podcast Lorena Aguilar

 

Less than 20% of the world's landholders are women, according to FAO data. Unequal access to land rights mostly for women means a lack of decision power over their home and property. With climate change bringing more droughts, rising sea levels, and extreme storms, access to and control over resources is key, and so is sex-disaggregated data. It is of essence if we want to bring to the fore these disparities in land rights and climate change resilience and to monitor the progress towards gender equality in agriculture.


In this third episode of PARIS21’s podcast “Climate change: Behind the numbers”, Lorena Aguilar, Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica, joins hosts Johannes Jütting and Sasha Ramirez-Hughes for a conversation on the differentiated impact of climate change on women and men, and the underlying causes.


As a gender and environment expert, she also highlights examples of how cultural practices and customs could be addressed and how persistent gender data gaps hinder our understanding of how climate change escalates social, political, and economic tensions. However, “in many parts of the world, there is a lack of willingness to collect disaggregated data because it is considered expensive and cumbersome. Many countries also simply lack the capacity to collect this kind of information. On the other side, sadly there are cemeteries of data that are not being used for policy making.”


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